NEWTON, NC (June 12, 2017) – The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the Newton Swimming Pool is now open for the summer.
Public swimming will be available Monday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $1 for children age 5 and younger, $3 for children age 6-17, $4 for adults age 18-61, and $2 for adults age 62 and older.
Lap swimming will be available Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for adults 18 and older. Lap swimming admission is $1.
Children age 5 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children age 3 and younger must wear a flotation device. No diapers will be allowed. Infants must wear plastic undergarments.
Daycares, summer camps, school classes, clubs, and other groups are welcome to the pool for $3 per child, with a minimum of 12 children. Group reservations are required by contacting the Newton Recreation Center at 828-695-4317. Group swimming begins at 10 a.m.
No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the pool.
The annual July 4th Splash Blast will be held Tuesday, July 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newton Swimming Pool. The celebration will include pool games, karaoke, ice cream and family fun for all ages.
The pool is available to rent for private use on Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rentals must be made in two-hour increments. Pool rental is $75 per hour for Newton residents and $125 per hour for nonresidents. In addition, renters must pay for the required two to four lifeguards at $10 per lifeguard per hour.
Frequent swimmers can save money by purchasing a punch pass. For children age 6-17, 15 passes are $30 and 25 passes are $50. For adults age 18-61, 15 passes are $50 and 25 passes are $75. For adults age 62 and older, 15 passes are $25 and 25 passes are $40.
Baby and Me swimming lessons
Baby and Me swimming lessons for beginning swimmers from 6 months to 3 years old will be offered from 9:15-10 a.m. July 11-14 (rain date: July 17). The cost is $50 and includes lessons for one parent and one child.
Introduction to water is an important step in a baby’s journey to a lifelong love of the water. In this calm and quiet class, instructors will share their experience working with babies to provide parents with tips on how to develop comfort and confidence in the water with little ones. Parents get hands on experience while their child learns to not fear the water in a safe environment.
Swimming lessons for children 6-12 years old
Newton will offer two sessions of swimming lessons for children 6-12 years old. The first session will be from 6:15-7 p.m. June 26-29 (rain date: June 30). The second session will be from 6:15-7 p.m. July 10-13 (rain date: July 14). The cost is $40 per session.
The objective of lessons for children 6-12 years old is to develop survival skills, motor skills, and cognitive skills. Because children at this age have a high capacity for learning gross and fine motor skills and increasing their coordination, participants in these lessons will learn safety skills quickly and have the opportunity to spend time refining their swimming form.
Swimming lessons for teens and adults
Newton will offer two sessions of swimming lessons for anyone 13 years old or older. The first session will be from 7-7:45 p.m. June 26-29 (rain date: June 30). The second session will be from 7-7:45 p.m. July 10-13 (rain date: July 14).
These lessons are designed to introduce the inexperienced or fearful teen or adult to the water so they become more comfortable in the water and learn to enjoy the water safely. Teens and adults will learn how to enter and exit the pool safely and control their breathing. As participants build their confidence, they will learn proper body position on both their front and back with proper flutter kick. Basic paddle stroke, front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and basic water safety skills will be covered.
The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will offer water aerobics classes at the Newton Swimming Pool this summer.
The classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, June 28, and running through Wednesday, Aug. 16. Classes will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and are for participants 16 years old and older. Cost is $3 per class and refunds will not be offered. Classes will not be held the week of July 4th.
The classes will offer non-weight bearing exercises to improve muscular endurance, core strength, endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning. The classes are great exercise for pregnant women and help participants burn calories while keeping the body cool in a fun environment.
For more information or to schedule a group event, contact the Newton Recreation Center at 828-695-4317.